Monday, December 04, 2006

Tathra II

It was a bit cloudy the first day we hit the beach, and the pictures don't really capture how stunning it was. Here are a few more .

Tathra has the only remaining wooden wharf on the east coast of Australia. It was built in the 1860s, to ship goods to and from Sydney. All shipping stopped in 1954, and the wharf was close to being torn down in the 70's, but it was restored as a historical site. Here's the view from the wharf, looking east:

I've never seen water so blue.

On Sunday, we visted another beach, which was nearly deserted: probably half a mile of beach, with 10 people, maybe:

Parrots loved the bird feeder off the deck. The king parrots, crimson rosellas, and lorikeets all come in pairs, and competed for space on the feeder. Here, the kind parrots have the helm, with a jealous rosella looking on:

The king parrots are brilliantly colored; just amazing.

The parrots were quite tame, and Adam was able to hand-feed one:

On Monday morning, we were all a bit disappointed to realize that we had to go back to school, to work, and on errands.


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